Read and Write Your Analysis on "Taking Sides" Issues

Mar 3rd, 2014
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ANALYTICAL Taking Sides ESSAY: This assignment calls for logical analytical writing, rather than recall narrative writing and is designed to measure SLO #1: Students will develop analytical skills in relation to historical time period, cause and effect.

Your "Taking Sides" essay is due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014. Late papers will NOT be accepted.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2, 15th Edition

You are required to read and post on five Taking Sides issues throughout the course. (#4,#6,#11,#14,#17) For your Taking Sides essay you will choose an issue that is NOT part of your regular reading assignment. 

Your essay should clearly present the controversial Taking Sides issue you have chosen to explore, explain the opposing viewpoints of the Taking Sides authors who debate this topic, analyze the evidence both authors use to support their position, explain the issue’s impact on the historical time period and then present and defend your point of view.

Your essay should be composed of three main parts:

1. The introduction or opening paragraph of your essay should clearly convey to the reader that the debate takes place in Taking Sides, the topic of the debate, and the importance of the issue in regard to the historical time period in which the debate is centered. In addition, your introduction should summarize the varying viewpoints of the historians debating this topic. It is also important that you declare your thesis or your point of view concerning the issue being discussed in the introduction. You must pick a side, or present a new perspective/thesis to answer the question presented in the debate.

2. The body of your paper should consist of at least four sections. Begin with two paragraphs that explain each author's position and evidence (at least one paragraph explaining each author's position). Follow with at least one paragraph that explains your analysis of the authors’ evidence and ability to persuade the reader. Next present your thesis/point of view. Your point of view should be accompanied by an explanation of how you came to your conclusion. Be sure to offer a thorough explanation of your position, how you came to your conclusions and the evidence to support your position. Your evidence may include key points made by the authors in the Taking Sides essays or other outside sources. Outside sources are optional unless you have a thesis that requires additional outside support.

3. In the final paragraph, or the conclusion, you must restate the issue being debated, the impact or importance of this issue in regard to the historical time period, the varying Taking Sides perspectives concerning this topic, as well as your position. The conclusion should be used to remind the reader of all that has been written in the essay, and then it should end with a final statement of significance or thought concerning the issue you have chosen to discuss.

Essay set-up: Each paper should be 6 pages in length, typed and double-spaced, with one inch margins. Your name and the issue number should appear single-spaced in the upper right hand corner, and the title of your paper should be centered in the middle of the page two spaces below your name and the issue number.  Double space and begin body of your paper.

Essay citations: All direct quotes must be followed by a proper MLA or Manual of Chicago style citation, and be accompanied by either a works cited or a bibliography.  This page does not count toward the minimum page requirement for the assignment.

Essay submission: The due date for this assignment is listed in Lesson 6. Use the"Taking Sides" Essay button to submit your paper via SafeAssignment.  Click on the View/Complete link.  You will see the name of the assignment and a short explanation of instructions for its completion. Enter your name and any comments for the instructor in the comments field.  Under File to Attach, click Browse to locate your essay file and to upload it as a SafeAssignment.  The SafeAssignment function will check your paper for plagiarism.  Academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely.

Before turning in your essay, be sure it is saved in the correct format. Rich Text Format is the only format accepted. If you are not sure how to save a file in this format, contact the VVC Online Help Desk, well in advance of the paper due date.  Work sent in the wrong format may be marked down one letter grade, and work sent in any that impedes my ability to open the file, will not be graded.

For the Analytical Taking Sides Essay Grading Rubric click here: Taking Sides Essay SLO Grading Rubric(1).rtf 

POSTING: Some of the issues that are part of this assignment are designed to measure SLO #3:  Students will be able to critically analyze how issues of race and gender have affected the social, economic, and political development of the United States since 1876.

Analytical Essay

Your "Taking Sides" essay is due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014. Late papers will NOT be accepted.

Carefully read ALL of the instructions in the "syllabus" before you begin.

Paper set-up: Compose your paper in your word processing program and save it in Rich Text Format. Each paper must be 6 pages in length, typed and double-spaced, with one inch margins. Your name and the issue number should appear in the upper right hand corner, and the title of your paper should be centered in the middle of the page two spaces below your name and the issue number. 

Paper submission: Click on the View/Complete link below. Type your name in the comments field. Do NOT type your paper in the comments box! Under File to Attach, click Browse to locate your essay file and to upload it as a SafeAssignment. Be sure to check the box agreeing to submit your work to the Global Reference Database. Any essay not submitted via this safeassign database will not be graded. Click the submit button.

Safeassign is a plagiarism detection device. Make sure you do you own work and that you cite any sources you use.

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